C.A.E.'s POSITIVE Disruption
Character Education & Leadership Development
C.A.E.’s “Positive Disruption” is our core curriculum designed specifically to disrupt and change cyclical patterns of adverse behavior that interfere with learning by providing social and emotional development for youth, and proven support systems for their families.
LIFE COACHING & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COURSE (Grades 3+):
C.A.E.’s Life Coaching & Leadership Development course is an evidence-based national campaign designed to teach executive function skills to manage thoughts, actions and emotions to achieve goal-directed problem solving skills. C.A.E’s certified NCTI Real Colors® and NCTI Crossroads® cognitive behavior change course facilitators help youth to discover and enhance their personal strengths to thrive now and in the future, becoming “the change” for the common good.
FINANCIAL EDUCATION & LITERACY COURSE (Grades 3+):
C.A.E.’s Financial Education & Literacy course helps to increase financial capability and also instill social values that can help combat negative reactions to financial and social challenges they may face as they mature. Students will learn to align their choices with their capabilities, which helps them to make wise decisions as consumers and ultimately, producers, entrepreneurs or employees.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT: LIFE & CAREER ACTION PLANS (Grades 6+):
C.A.E.’s Life & Career Action Plans are deployed to help students select the most appropriate path in life at an early age based on career interests, learning style, finances, learning environment, location, course and program offerings, and other factors for success.
S.T.O.M.P. AMBASSADOR PROGRAM (Grades 3+):
The S.T.O.M.P. (Student's Taking Ownership Mentoring Project) Ambassador Program encourages youth to lead the charge in raising social and civic awareness, offer solutions, and provide educational and business resources within the communities they live and work in. After foregoing intense leadership development training, youth leaders are identified and selected to join the S.T.O.M.P. Ambassador Leadership Council.
The Ambassador Council Leaders are commissioned to facilitate social justice and community change by creating deliberate action plans and strategic solutions to community issues. They are advocates for their peers – and passionate about the challenges that face their generation as it relates to education, violence, getting out to vote, employment, public policy and self-esteem.
Learn more about C.A.E.'s Diversion Program for those who are at risk of or involved in the juvenile and adult justice systems.